Have a look at celeb couple: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli joining Farhan Akhtar and Karan Johar in their fight against domestic violence. The video comes after there was a sudden surge in the number of reported cases of domestic violence, irrespective of the fact that the nation is undergoing a coronavirus lockdown.
After TV celebs released a video yesterday talking to their fans, the value of time, Bollywood celebrities (like Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma, Madhuri Dixit, Farhan Akhtar, Dia Mirza, and filmmaker Karan Johar) have now come forward for another good cause amongst others to call out domestic violence in a new video posted on Twitter. The video also shows Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
In the video, celebs could be heard saying,
“During the lockdown, there has been a sharp increase in the number of domestic violence cases. To all the men, we say, ‘Now is the time to stand up against this violence’. To all the women, we say, ‘Now is the time to break your silence. If you are witness to domestic violence in your home if you are witness to domestic violence in your neighborhood, report. If you are a survivor of domestic violence, report it. Let us put a lockdown on domestic violence.'”
— Anushka Sharma FC™ (@AnushkaSFanCIub) April 19, 2020
The video was posted by Madhuri on her Twitter handle. She captioned it with the words,
“It is so disappointing to see the rise in cases of domestic violence when we are fighting with a pandemic, Let us all put a lockdown on domestic violence and dial 100 if we are aware of any such thing happening around us. Now is the time when we all need each other the most.”
On the political front, Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said,
“It is not the culture of Maharashtra to mistreat women. I will not tolerate it. Any woman facing such injustice should dial 100, and police will come to help you. There are two more helplines, 1800120820050 and 18001024040, where complaints can be raised and counselors will be available.”